-The outskirts of Capital Crocus, 11:15 A.M.-
Landing on the outskirts of Capital Crocus on Winged Lion's back, Leona hopped off and dispelled the lion, then smoothed out her skirt. It felt odd not to have her Silver Longsword at her side or her Argent Gloves on her hands, but the alternative was to have those objects and then have to explain to the building's security why she was going into an office building with weapons and armor. Her role as a Wizard Saint should have been more than enough to explain the presence of her gear, but for the sake of the job she had left it behind so that she could avoid unnecessary conflict.
Leona wasted no time in walking towards the city proper. She had better not take too long to deliver the package because she had no idea how long she had to make the delivery.
-Outside the office building, 1:25 P.M.-
It had taken quite a bit of walking to get to this building, but after taking more time than she had anticipated Leona was finally here. First, she had never been to the area that the office was located in, so finding the right place took time. Second, foot and vehicle traffic was heavy and took some time to navigate even with prior knowledge of the city's layout. Now she was standing just outside the building and looking at it while she tried to catch her breath.
The office was a six-story building with an immaculate glass exterior that boasted windows so clean that they gleamed. On top of the building was a blue sign that read WALTMAN INDUSTRIES. This was the first time that Leona had ever learned what company Mister Burke worked for.
Leona looked down from the sign and towards the front door, which was double glass doors that opened and closed automatically. The doors were getting a workout because there was a steady stream of men and women in business attire going in and out of the building. Leona waited until the stream of people let up a little before getting into line on the left side and entering the building.
-Inside the office building, the lobby-
Leona now stood in a busy lobby with white tile flooring. The lobby was sparsely decorated with framed business awards and the focal point of the area was the receptionist's desk, which was a semicircular desk with a computer monitor and not much else on top. Taking a quiet breath, Leona walked over to the receptionist's desk and spoke to the young woman seated at the desk. The receptionist was a black-haired young woman wearing a gray jacket over a white blouse and wore a gray skirt with black dress shoes.
"Hello. Mister Burke sent me to deliver a package to Mrs. Riley." Leona informed the receptionist and showed her the card on the end of the lanyard around her neck. The receptionist looked up at Leona and looked back at her monitor, then looked at Leona again, this time in surprise.
"Mrs. Riley is currently in a meeting, but if you'd wait over in the waiting area for a little bit I'll let her know that you're waiting on her." The receptionist informed Leona and pointed towards the waiting area. Having no choice but to trust the receptionist, Leona accepted the offer.
"OK, I'll wait over there then." Leona replied. She walked over to the indicated area, took a seat, and began the waiting game.
-The lobby, two hours later-
Leona had waited for Mrs. Riley for two hours. Without anything to read or her iLac the Wizard Saint had to struggle to look professional because she was almost bored to tears from the long wait. The Wizard Saint looked up at the reception desk and spotted the receptionist talking to a middle-aged woman with light brown hair wearing a black jacket over a blue blouse and black knee-length skirt with black dress shoes. The receptionist pointed towards Leona, who was shaken out of her boredom-induced lethargy and sat up straight.
The middle-aged woman turned away from the receptionist's desk and walked towards Leona. Leona stood up from her chair as the woman approached.
"Hello, Miss Jarnefeldt. I'm Mrs. Riley. The receptionist informs me that you've got a package for me from Mister Burke." The woman greeted Leona and stated her identity.
"I apologize for making you wait so long, but I was in a meeting of great importance." Mrs. Riley apologized for making the Wizard Saint wait so long to see her.
"It's no problem, Mrs. Riley." Leona said and left it at that.
"Let's go to my office, Miss Jarnefeldt." The older woman suggested. She then began walking deeper into the lobby while Leona followed behind her. The pair eventually reached an elevator and boarded it, then went up to the sixth floor.
-The sixth floor, Mrs. Riley's office-
After reaching the sixth floor and walking through a clean and modern office space with individual offices instead of a cubicle farm like Leona had expected the pair were now standing inside an office in the upper right corner of the building. Just like the lobby the office was sparsely decorated except for a few framed awards adorning the walls, a single chair sitting in front of a desk, and a large desk made of dark wood, possibly mahogany. Mrs. Riley stood behind her desk and looked at the Wizard Saint.
"I'd like the package now, please." Mrs. Riley requested. Leona obligingly walked over to the desk and handed the package to her. The woman sat the package on the desk and began to open it as Leona watched.
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